A cool (or warm) approach to integrating data
Kirkwood Community College

A cool (or warm) approach to integrating data

Challenge

Integrate data to save on HVAC and labor costs

Results
  • Increased efficiency for staff
  • Savings of approximately $20,000 in electricity
  • Improved comfort for faculty and students

Bridging IT and facilities management through technology saves money and time

There are innumerable ways to save money across campus. But Kirkwood Community College has developed an effective way to save on energy costs: Integrate data from its ERP with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

By integrating the ERP with the HVAC system, the institution was able to automate its upload to the HVAC system and saved $260,000 in personnel time and shaved $20,000 off of its nearly $500,000 annual electricity bill at the main campus.

Because of the success of this project, we are looking at many new ways to use the wealth of information we already possess in Colleague to help drive other improvements.

Jon Neff, Vice President of IT, Kirkwood Community College